Spring Wind Soft Plasters
Plasters 1-3 are for acute trauma with inflammation (heat, swelling, pain). Numbers 5 and 6 are for cold disorders and #7 is neutral and can be used for either hot or cold conditions.
1. Ma's Wu Shu Soft Plaster Acute trauma. Heat, swelling, pain and redness present. Vegetarian.
2. Stasis-dissipating, Pain-relieving Soft Plaster Similar indications/functions as #1. NOT vegetarian. Better for pain, stronger blood moving function.
3. Dissipation Soft Plaster Focuses on SWELLING (less pain). Good to mix with #1 or #2 if swelling is extreme. Often good to combine with #4.
4. Double-cooling Soft plaster Focuses on CLEARING HEAT. Often used with other plasters to make them better able to clear heat.
5. Tri-color Application WARM Used for cold, damp bi. Used for later injury when heat is beneficial. Heat disperses cold and damp accumulation. Can heat with heat-lamp or moxa after applying plaster.
6. Blood-quickening Powder (Soft-plaster) Warmer than #5. Includes Cao Wu, Chuan Wu and Rou Gui (Aconites and Cinnamon bark). If condition is worse with cold think #6. Can heat with heat-lamp or moxa after applying plaster.
7. Sinew-soothing Application More Neutral than 5 or 6. For stiffness, achiness, pain and some swelling/bruising in 2nd or 3rd stage trauma. Powerfully moves Qi & Blood and also dispels wind and damp.